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Illinois Born Major League Players-


Gerry Arrigo


Arrigo was born Gerald William Arrigo on June 12, 1941 in Chicago and attended Harrison High School. After his high school days, he was signed in 1960 by the Chicago White Sox in the amateur draft and then drafted away by the Minnesota Twins. He made his major league debut (Boxscore) on June 12, 1961 (his 20th birthday) giving up three runs and taking the loss. One of his best games came om June 26, 1964 when he had a no-hitter broken up in the 9th inning against the White Sox and he repeated the one hitter in 1967 on April 29th pitching against the Yankees. .

On August 16, 1966 he was purchased by the Cincinnati Reds and had his best season with them in 1967 as he started 31 games and threw 205 innings with a 3.33 ERA and a 12-10 record. He pitched five complete games and struck out 140 batters. He was later sent to the White Sox and played his final game in June 5, 1970.



George Kontos


George Nicholas Kontos (born June 12, 1985) is a relief pitcher, that plays for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). Kontos made his MLB debut on September 10, 2011 (Boxscore) for the New York Yankees before he was traded to the Giants before the 2012 season. Prior to playing professionally, he played college baseball at Northwestern University. He bats and throws right-handed.

The New York Yankees selected Kontos in the fifth round of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft after his junior year and was assigned to the Staten Island Yankees of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League.

On February 1, 2016, Kontos agreed to a one-year, $1.15 million contract with the San Francisco Giants, avoiding arbitration. After appearing in eight of the Giants’ first 13 games of the 2016 season, Kontos went on the disabled list with a strained flexor.
Kontos’ younger brother, Chris, played on a traveling baseball team, known as the Renegades, that was coached by Steve Bartman and his second cousin Tony.